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22nd March 2024

My Beautiful Laundrette review: Nationalism, racial tensions, and political turmoil

Lacking a fresh political perspective, entertaining with classic tunes and compelling design, My Beautiful Laundrette takes stage at The Lowry

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21st March 2024

Come From Away press launch: A community show for Christmas

A special preview of The Lowry’s non-Christmassy Christmas show inspired by remarkable true events from 9/11
14th March 2024

Brilliantly slick and thoroughly enjoyable: UMMTS ‘Alice by Heart’ review

You would have to be mad as a Hatter to not enjoy this Wonder-ful performance by UMMTS

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Unfortunate review: A riotous romp under the sea
10th March 2024

Unfortunate review: A riotous romp under the sea

This dynamic, fin-tickling, show really mer-maid our day!
In conversation with The Lion King’s Head of Masks and Puppets
9th March 2024

In conversation with The Lion King’s Head of Masks and Puppets

The Mancunion was fortunate enough to attend an Insight Session at the Lyceum Theatre and sit down with The Lion King’s Head of Masks and Puppets Joseph Beagley to learn more about the science behind his craft
Pretty Woman the Musical review: An unimaginative adaption that lacked identity
29th February 2024

Pretty Woman the Musical review: An unimaginative adaption that lacked identity

Pretty Woman the Musical was a disappointing adaption of a problematic rom-com that showed glimpses of how much better it could have been if a bolder and more imaginative approach had been taken
Live at The Fête of Britain review: A humorous address of the modern world
26th February 2024

Live at The Fête of Britain review: A humorous address of the modern world

Uniting art, comedy, politics and activism, Live at The Fête of Britain provoked an important discussion about the most pressing issues of our time
UMMTS’ Timey Wimey review: A Doctor Whosical
23rd February 2024

UMMTS’ Timey Wimey review: A Doctor Whosical

Even if you are not a Whovian the UMMTS’ production will take you on a mesmerising journey through the most iconic features of the Whoniverse
Blue Beard review: Problematic and distasteful plastic feminism
18th February 2024

Blue Beard review: Problematic and distasteful plastic feminism

In production with Wise Children theatre company, Emma Rice’s new adaptation of Blue Beard uses circus tricks, smoke, and mirrors to dance around the genuine issues it is trying to tackle
Rocky Horror Show review: The show that never disappoints
28th January 2024

Rocky Horror Show review: The show that never disappoints

Be a feather-bowered spectator to the unravelling secrets of the sweet transvestites from Transexual, Transylvania.
Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder: Spine-chilling acts that will have you frozen
26th December 2023

Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder: Spine-chilling acts that will have you frozen

Disney on Ice returns to the UK, celebrating Disney’s 100th anniversary with spine-chilling acts that will have you frozen in wonder!
Dancing in a Winter Wonderland review: A fabulous celebration of the festive season
26th December 2023

Dancing in a Winter Wonderland review: A fabulous celebration of the festive season

Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara’s ‘Dancing in a Winter Wonderland’ is a fabulous celebration of the winter season.
Macbeth the Show: Is it one to remember?
14th December 2023

Macbeth the Show: Is it one to remember?

Although there is much to take from watching new adaptations, for those on the fence or unbothered, Macbeth the Show is perhaps one to skip
A Brief Encounter: A powerful musical with lasting impressions
11th December 2023

A Brief Encounter: A powerful musical with lasting impressions

Set in the 1930s, A Brief Encounter quickly enraptures the audience in the painful ill-fated love affair of Alec and Laura. An outstanding musical with phenomenal performances, live band accompaniment, and immersive, masterful set design
Life of Pi review: Bringing India to life through puppetry
11th December 2023

Life of Pi review: Bringing India to life through puppetry

Life of Pi is the most eye-opening theatrical experience suitable for all ages, with a masterful use of lighting a puppetry
UMMTS charms once again with The Last Five Years
9th December 2023

UMMTS charms once again with The Last Five Years

A new month and a new production for the University of Manchester’s Musical Theatre Society. This time, we’re swept away to Feel Good Club breathtaking and rich performances by the group’s young talented singers.
Brief Encounter review: A charming, classic love story
9th December 2023

Brief Encounter review: A charming, classic love story

Stellar performances, dreamy jazz and great dance sequences, it’s a story that will definitely warm your heart and keep you from the winter cold!
Edward Scissorhands review: A delightful and festive rendition
4th December 2023

Edward Scissorhands review: A delightful and festive rendition

Gather your family and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Edward Scissorhands